PROGRAM TOPIC: SUCCESSES & CHALLENGES OF FEEDING AMERICA EASTERN WISCONSIN (FAEW)
- Date: Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
- Time: 4:30 networking, 5:30 program, 6:30 dinner
- Location: UW Oshkosh University Reeve Union - Room 202 | 748 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh, WI 54901 (Enter Reeve from Algoma Blvd. On your left side is a winding staircase. Take the stairs to the second floor. Room 202 is right in front of you when you reach the second floor.)
- Parking: UW Oshkosh Lot 15 is reserved for our event. Click here to view the parking map.
- Presenter: Northeast Wisconsin Regional Manager Patti Habeck
- Collegiate Chapter: This month's event, we welcome the UW Oshkosh Marketing Club Students
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Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin began with a donation of a bushel of apples in 1982. The food bank, then called, “Second Harvesters”, opened its doors with the goal of bridging the gap between hunger and waste, seeking product overruns, mislabeled items, and imperfect fresh fruits and vegetables for people in need. Decades later, our mission remains the same—to feed the hungry.
Each year, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin collects and distributes more than 23 million pounds of food. Donations are collected locally, regionally and nationally from manufacturers, retailers, farmers, and individuals. This product is brought back to one of our two food distribution centers—Milwaukee and Omro—to be sorted and stored. Once inventoried, the food is made available via online ordering to more than 1000 partner meal programs, food pantries, and emergency shelters. More than 335,000 children, seniors and individuals in Eastern Wisconsin benefit from our work.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is proud to work efficienciently and collaboratively to maximize our service to those in need. 97 percent of our annual expenditures are dedicated to program services. Because we carefully steward our financial and food resources, Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has earned the Better Business Bureau acredidation for nonprofits, as well as the BBB’s Torch Award for Ethics and Integrity. Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin has also earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator for fiscal responsibility and good governance.
Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin is one of more than 200 food banks that are members of the national Feeding America organization.
About Our Presenter
Patti Habeck, Northeast Wisconsin Regional Manager of Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, has more than 15 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit sector. Patti joined Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin two years ago to lead the development of the Northeast Wisconsin Food Distribution Center, and build the relationships and collaborations necessary to impact the issue of hunger in the region.
Previous to Patti’s role with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin, she worked as a Community Engagement Officer with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. In this role, she worked with philanthropic donors and large private foundations, as well as supervising the collaborative relationship with the affiliate Community Foundations of Waupaca, Shawano, Clintonville and Chilton. Prior to that, Patti was the Director of Education at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum.
Patti holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science degree, and is actively involved in numerous volunteer projects in the community. She lives in Appleton with her husband, Kevin and three children—Abby, Emily and Jack.